LERA 22nd Annual PhD Student Consortium

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Monday, June 15, 2020, 8:30 – 11:45 am
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(Held in Conjunction with the LERA 72nd Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2020)

2019 consortium had 56 individuals in attendance!

2020 Sponsored by contributions from:
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Florida International University, College of Business
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and IWER

Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor and Employment Relations
Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations

University of Toronto, Center for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor & Employment Relations

22nd PhD Student Consortium Co-Chairs:

 Wendy Long      

Wendy Long
University of North Carolina
at Charlotte 

 Yea Hee Ko
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Qian Zhang
University of Toronto

 Jacob Barnes
Rutgers University


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2020 LERA PhD Student Consortium Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 am, Check-in and Breakfast

8:30 - 8:50 am, Participant Introductions and Welcome to the Consortium by co-chairs

8:50 - 9:20 am,  Speaker

9:20 - 9:30 am, Break

9:30 - 9:50 am, (20 mins), Speaker
9:50 - 10:10 am, : (20 mins), Speaker

10:10 - 10:30 am, Q & A and Discussion, Break

10:30 - 11:30 am, Panel on ...
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11:30 am - 11:45 pm, Conclusion

12 - 1:45 pm, LERA Presidential Luncheon - tables in front reserved for LERA PhD Students

Evening activities to be determined


You will have the opportunity to RSVP to this event at the time that you register for the LERA 72nd Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. If you are already registered and would like to attend this consortium, please contact [email protected] so it can be added to your registration.

Please also fill out the Google form at the following link to ensure the co-chairs have accurate information about the attendees and so they can prep the speakers to discuss the questions and issues that most interest you." https://forms.gle/37w3ie5joknXAv2h7


The registration fee includes a badge that will provide access to both the PhD Student Consortium and to the entire 4 days of LERA meetings being held June 13-16, 2020.

Register at https://lera.memberclicks.net/72nd-lera-anl-mtg. For best price register by the early bird discount deadline, March 25, 2020. Registration fee is deeply discounted for LERA student members.


Depending on fundraising, students attending the consortium may be reimbursed all or a portion of the early-bird student rate ($125) for their meeting registration fees following the conference. You will need to be present at the consortium and sign-in, and following the conference, checks will mailed to the address you list when you sign-in.